This afternoon on Twitter I asked: What’s your favorite book that prominently features a dragon. Either as a shifter, character, etc. Keyword: prominent

I have absolutely no reason for asking other than general curiousity. I was browsing Amazon (avoiding cleaning my closet, like I’m supposed to be doing on Vacation Day Two) and something caught my eye. I can’t even remember what, now, but it got me to thinking about dragon books.

So I asked the question. I purposely didn’t say romance, fantasy, YA. It could be any genre, I was just looking for people’s favorites. Because I fail at Twitter today, I forgot to hashtag the question, so I gathered all of the responses so far and am posting them here. My apologies if I missed any! If you have favorites, you’re welcome to post them in the comments here or add them to Twitter, hashtag #DragonBook.

(note: When a series is mentioned, I’ve tried to link to book one in the series/trilogy, in the Kindle format)

The top 5 mentions so far:

Anne McAffrey’s Pern series

The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe

Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series

The Aisling Grey series by Katie MacAlister

(side note: I’ve read all of these except Anne McAffrey and I bought her first one, Dragonflight, earlier this week)

Books, series or authors that got multiple mentions:

Eileen WilksWorld of the Lupi books

Shelly Laurenston/GA Aiken (one author, two pseudonyms)

Dragon Heat and The Black Dragon by Allyson James

Dragonlance series by Weis and Hickman

Hurog duology by Patricia Briggs

Inheritance trilogy by Christopher Paolini

The Hobbit (by some random dude)

Tea with the Black Dragon by RA McAvoy

Patricia C Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles

Ursula K. LeGuin’s Tehanu and The Other Wind

Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb

Dragon Prince (and subsequent books) by Melanie Rawn

Firelight by Sophie Jordan (YA)

Barbara Hambly Winterlands series

And books recommended (very enthusiastically) by only one response:

The Dragons of Fyre by Janet Lane Walters

Tamora Pierce, Immortals quartet (YA)

Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

The Dragon and the George by Gordon Dickson

Master of Dragons by Angela Knight

Eternity and a Day by Aline Hunter

Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick (YA)

A Book of Dragons, anthology

Deborah Cooke, Dragonfire series

Alison Goodman, Eon series (YA)

Sharon Lee & Steve Miller Liaden Universe series where family is known as Tree and Dragon

Minerva Wakes by Holly Lisle

Song in the Silence by Elizabeth Kerner (YA)

Jane Yolen’s Pit Dragon Trilogy (children’s: Brianna used to love these books. I loved reading them to her!)

A Dragon’s Awakening by Aya Knight

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

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